Oklahoma Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
In a recent post in this Oklahoma law blog we noted some of the dangers involved in driving during inclement winter weather. Of course, motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time of the year. Even if visibility and the weather conditions are ideal, a negligent driver can still cause an accident in the blink of an eye.
Recently, a deadly car accident occurred just outside of Tulsa. The accident, which involved two vehicles, happened at about 8:45 on a Saturday morning. Emergency crews responded to the accident; one of the drivers, a 42-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in that man's vehicle, a 40-year-old woman, suffered injuries, as did the 56-year-old man who was driving the other vehicle that was involved in the crash.
Authorities did not immediately release the condition of the injured victims. Likewise, responding officers were investigating the cause of the fatal car accident.
After serious car crashes like this, some accident survivors might have difficulty piecing together how the events unfolded. In these kinds of cases, investigators, and even crash reconstruction experts, will work to figure out the cause. If a driver's negligence was a cause of the accident, victims or their surviving family members can pursue legal claims against the negligent driver.
In this and similar cases, the injured victims may be able to shed light on how the accident occurred and whether one of the drivers was primarily responsible for causing it. As in any car accident case, the investigation may uncover evidence sufficient for victims to recover compensation in a court of law.
Source: Tulsaworld.com, "SSPD investigates fatality wreck Saturday morning," Jan. 30, 2016